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The White House Reviews

Updated October 30, 2017
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Pros
  • You work with the most most intelligent group of people--interns and staff--around (in 3 reviews)

  • intern speaker series - hear from POTUS, VPOTUS, FLOTUS, and other impressive directors (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, but the work felt important every day (in 24 reviews)

  • Compensation under market, little work-life balance (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers, huge responsibility, mission driven

    Cons

    long hours, and the new guy in the oval doesn't help


  2. "great while i was there"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The White House full-time

    Pros

    great president for that time period

    Cons

    I worked all the time

    Advice to Management

    Promote a good work culture

  3. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The White House full-time

    Pros

    Being a part of history.

    Cons

    There is an insane amount of work.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Everything was great during the admin

    Cons

    The new guy is a dumpster fire

    Advice to Management

    Quit now


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Completely dependent on Administration"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -honor of serving the American people
    -access and exposure

    Cons

    -low pay
    -little focus on professional development and personal growth


  6. ""White House Internship - Obama Administration""

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The White House full-time

    Pros

    -work with really smart people - top 1% of country
    - build lifetime friendships
    -move up really quickly if you do a good job
    -intern speaker series - hear from POTUS, VPOTUS, FLOTUS, and other impressive directors

    Cons

    -hierarchical, as you would find in any public sector, job.. at the end of the day, it's still a government job
    -intern managers want you to "work and keep your head down"

    Advice to Management

    (Advice to intern managers) - don't micromanage.
    (Advice to WHIP coordinators) - thank you for organizing speaker series!


  7. "Special Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The White House full-time

    Pros

    Surrounded by the brightest minds

    Cons

    Long working hours and zero work-life balance.

  8. "White House Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The White House (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    it's an incredible honor and privilege to serve.

    Cons

    None. I is lots of work but enormously satisfying.


  9. "Wonderful experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The White House full-time

    Pros

    Everyone I have gotten to work with is hard working and passionate. People work until the work is done, and put in the extra hours to make a good product. There aren't as many egos as one might expect for such a high level office. I have had a really great experience here.

    Cons

    Work life balance is difficult. The hours are long, and there is a lot of stress to provide a good product, with many offices that need to review.

    Advice to Management

    Process streamlining would go a long way into cutting time spent on clearances or review.


  10. "The Obama White House"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The White House full-time

    Pros

    It's been an incredible honor to work for President Obama alongside such mission-oriented and hardworking colleagues.

    Cons

    The hours can be long, but it's worth it.


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